Interesting theory with good information. However we need to consider the ever unpopular possibility that people are simply hedging their bets as a
whole, or doing things for less extreme, but equally nefarious, purposes.
The big thing I consider, with China's "ghost" cities, is that this one in Africa isn't their first. They've done several throughout mainland
China in recent years. Why? Well, there's some simple economic factors to consider, including showing GDP growth,
or just planning for future growth.
There is also the possibility that they are doing this simply because Africa is, as many have observed, unwatched by the greater public. It's a land
with a fair number of resources, but also just raw land - however poor or undeveloped. No centralized government, no single large military or other
armed force to protect it. Build a giant city or two, move people in, and no one there can really do anything about it. A simple land grab, the fast
production of a city, priced out of reach by any locals. When the time comes, you move in and say "Oh well we're already here so....tough."
Underground bunkers? They've been around for a long time, it's a good precaution. The increased production in them? Could be explainable simply
because the older ones are simply that: old.
Hell, even the more wealthy or afluent families purchasing land and such in the southern hemisphere may not be because "they know" but because
"they hear" like us, and have the wealth to buy other land "just in case."
I know this isn't going to be a popular viewpoint, but the great challenge in separting yourself from the sheep is in considering all the
possibilities and seeing past the BS.
Clearly I believe there are greater things happening in the world, for better or worse, otherwise why would I be here, but likewise not every pattern
is due to a nefarious scheme - it could instead be due to other things...like the generally nefarious behavior of the human race
Either way an excellent post. While I have my own, less dystopian, suspicions, rest assured I will continue to read your work as it develops and
continue to evolve my position, ever vigilant, just as you are.